I've been won-over to an Orange Five so can't justify keeping my Meta 5 too.
Before I start stripping and flogging the bits, I thought I'd see if there was any interest as a full bike.
The bike was originally a 2009 UK ltd spec, the one with full Shimano etc. but I managed to snap that frame and had it replaced under waranty with a 2010 model frame, onto which everything was subsequently transplanted.
Frame = XL in white with green graphics, Helitaped from new. A couple of minor chips in non-taped areas. No dents. Main pivot bearings replaced April 2011. All minor actuation bearings stripped and greased simulateously but didn't need to replace these. Shock is an RP2 with propedal and in good order.
NB, this is the revised frame, which resolved all the previous known issues.
Fork = Float 140 RL 15mm in white. I dropped the lowers at about 8 months old but too late, there was already stanchion ware!!! They function perfectly well but are obviously not "100% right". They've been sat in the garage since then and I've only refitted them to sell as I've moved my posh RC3Ti which replaced them onto the new build.
If the stanchion ware really bothers you, why not take advantage of the current Kashima upgrade program?
Headset stripped and regreased. You can have my spare (part worn) headset bearings too.
Wheels are white Sun Ringle Equaliser 27s on XT hubs. The rear wheel is a Roger Musson build and ridden only a handful of times since then, as I'm now a Flows-tubeless convert. Front wheel is original build.
Tyres are Larsen TT rear and ST Minion front.
Chainset = Shimano Octalink tripple. The original SLX one having been unashamedly robbed for my new build. To be honest, this one is a parts bin item but I wasn't going to buy a new one just to sell the bike. Works fine.
Brakes = XT M775 180/160 with sintered pads. Recently bled.
Rear mech = XT shadow SGS, as new - replaced only a few months ago.
Front mech = SLX
Shifters = Deore
Goodridge sealed cabling system throughout.
Looks really good IMHO with its white frame/forks/rims. I will take some pics if this ad stimulated sufficient interest.
So as not to break the forum rules, lets say £1000 ono
Location: near Preston, Lancs